Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by StevefromOhio

reviewer#45774 date: Oct-8-2021
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Fuji 80mm is expensive. The Minolta is a lot cheaper.
price paid:
positive:Color is Minolta all the way.
It is so sharp it will cut you if not careful.
Price is dropping even as we speak.
Awesome photos can be made with this lens.
negative:Hard to manual focus because focus ring is so thin.
Lens rattles a little bit if shaken.
Lens is kind of heavy.
comment:I had this lens when I had my Sony A6500 and an LAEA4 adapter.
Sold the Sony and the lens and really missed it.
Got a Fuji X-T4 and a Fotodiox SonyA-FujiX adapter and another Minolta 100 2.8 Macro.
Works great with that set up. The Fuji has IBIS and so the Minolta works pretty good with it. No auto focus and so manual focus is the only way unless you get a Metabones from what I hear.
It is a legend and for very good reason. One of the best macro lenses of all time. Great for regular photos and portraits too.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 81
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.99
  • build: 4.81
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.83
  • overall: 4.91
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